The Certificate Course in Network Security introduces students to essential Network fundamentals by developing an understanding of key network infrastructure, hardware devices and technologies. Students will learn about the various network types (LANs, WANs, MANs, etc), wired and wireless technology, TCP/IP overview, and internet/intranet architecture. In this information age when citizens are more connected via the internet, the protection, privacy, and security of our data is a critical concern. This course introduces students to Network Defense and Countermeasures and IT infrastructure management, increasing our understanding and developing the necessary skills to protect our organizations data from malicious attacks. Students will demonstrate learning through a practical skill based Project at the end of the course.

Term Dates:Classes begin Monday 30th September 2019
Semester Ends on 28th Feb 2020
Tutorial Times:3pm – 5pm (TBC after Registration period)
Number of
learning hours:
320 hours over 4 months (4 hours a day for 5 days a week)
Course MaterialTextbooks will be provided, classroom teaching
Eligibility Qualification Any Engineering /Science graduate with mathematics up to 10+2 level
Candidate should have basic knowledge of computers, operating systems, networking fundamentals
Exit Profile: Cyber Security Specialist, Networking Administrator,
Operations Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Security Engineer,
IT Infrastructure Engineer, Information Security Assurance.
Facilitator:Centre Head of CEIT
Course Fee: NZD $420.00

Detailed overview and learning objectives

By the end of the semester (320 learning hours) students will have developed an understanding, and competency in the following modules.

Network Fundamentals: Introduction to computer Networking

  • Categories of Networking according to size (LAN,WAN,DAN,MAN)
  • Types of connections and Network classifications (Wired, Wireless )
  • Network Hardware Devices (Hub, Switch, Modem, Router, Bridge , Repeaters , firewall etc ) Overview
  • TCP/IP overview
  • IP addressing, Sub-netting, super-netting
  • IPv6 Planning and Implementing
  • Architecture of Internet and intranet
  • Port Security
  • Spanning tree Protocol 
  • Troubleshooting

Network Defense and Countermeasure

  • Security Fundamentals 
  • Firewalls
  • Define the Types of Firewalls
  • Application Layer Firewalls
  • Packet Filtering Firewalls
  • Hybrid
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Intrusion definition, risks, setting up and managing IPS
  • Security policy
  • Monitoring traffic and open ports
  • Detecting modified files
  • Investigating and verifying detected intrusions
  • Recovering from, reporting and documenting intrusions
  • Understand Intrusion Prevention
  • Issues with Intrusion Prevention
  • IP Signature and Analysis 
  • Risk Analysis
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Define Virtual Private Networks
  • Deploy User VPNs
  • Benefits of user VPNs
  • Managing User VPNs
  • Issues with User VPNs
  • Deploy Site VPNs
  • Benefits of Site VPNs
  • Managing Site VPNs
  • Issues with Site VPNs

IT Infrastructure Management

  • Introduction to ITIL
  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Service Operation
  • Continual Service Improvement
  • Data Centre Management
  • Introduction to DCM
  • Data Centre design
  • Best Practices in IT
  • Server Security
  • Storage area network

Management Development Program 

  • Introduction to communication
  • Barriers to communication
  • Kind of communication
  • Confidence building Non-verbal Communication
  • Fluency and vocabulary
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Grammar, Noun Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Preposition, Conjunction,
  • Words of Idioms & phrases, Sentence Construction
  • Fill up the blanks, Pronunciation, Conversation practice, Polite Conversation, Greeting, Logical reasoning, General Aptitude
  • Writing: Covering letter, Resume, Email, Presentation Skill, group discussion, Interview skills, Mock interview

Final Project based on completion of the modules above.